KASEY CHAMBERS DEBUTS AT #1 ON ARIA ALBUM CHART WITH DRAGONFLY OUT NOW

kasey_chambers_0885_final_With her 11th studio album, Dragonfly, singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for the fifth time. The follow-up toBittersweet, debuting at #2 in September 2014, the Dragonfly double album is out now, with guests including Paul Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Grizzlee Train, Harry Hookey, Vika and Linda Bull, Keith Urban and Foy Vance.

The first disc of Dragonfly was produced by ARIA Hall of Famer Paul Kelly at The Sing Sing Sessions, while the second was produced by Kasey’s brother Nash Chambers at The Foggy Mountain Sessions. Kasey has previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Barricades & Brickwalls in 2002, Wayward Angel in 2004, Carnival in 2006 and Rattlin’ Bones, her collaboration with Shane Nicholson, in 2008.

Dragonfly also holds the distinction of being the first Australian album to reach #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in 2017, as well as being #1 on the ARIA Top 50 digital albumsTop 40 Country AlbumsTop 20 Australian Artist Albums and Top 20 Australian Artist Country Albums.

Kasey’s Sooner Or Later tour with Bernard Fanning kicked off in Tamworth on Australia Day and continues throughout February. She will also be appearing at solo dates throughout the next month.

SOLO DATES

Thursday February 9th – Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

Friday February 10th – Taronga Zoo, Mosman, NSW

w/ Thelma Plum

Saturday February 11th – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

Sunday February 12th – Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin, NSW

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

BERNARD FANNING & KASEY CHAMBERS SOONER OR LATER TOUR DATES

Tuesday February 14th – Orange Ex Services Club, Orange, NSW

Wednesday February 15th – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW

Friday February 17th – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC

Saturday February 18th – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Sunday February 19th – Lakeside Wendouree, Ballarat, VIC

Tuesday February 21st – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

Wednesday February 22nd – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Friday February 24th – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD

Saturday February 25th – Saraton Theatre, Grafton, NSW

KASEY CHAMBERS ANNOUNCES INSTORE PERFORMANCE IN BRISBANE AND SIGNING IN TAMWORTH

KASEY PICTURENEW ALBUM DRAGONFLY RELEASED THIS FRIDAY

Kasey is set to release her highly anticipated album Dragonfly this Friday January 20. The double album features singles Ain’t No little Girl and Satellite and is available to pre-order now. To coincide with the release, Kasey has announced two special in store appearances – one in Brisbane at the Queen Street Mall this Friday and the second in Tamworth on January 25. Kasey will perform tracks from her new album and sign copies at the Brisbane store before heading to Tamworth where she will sign copies of the new album exclusively for fans at Tamworth Shoppingworld.

Dragonfly’s two disc release is separated into two recording sessions, one at The Sing Sing Sessions and produced by Australian music legend Paul Kelly, the other at The Foggy Mountain Sessions and produced by Kasey’s brother and long-time producer Nash Chambers.

“Working with Paul Kelly as my producer on one side of the double album Dragonfly was a dream come true,” Kasey says. “Paul brought out a whole new side of me, but then I also got to enjoy the comforts of recording with the person who knows and has shaped my original sound better than anyone, my brother Nash, along with my live touring band who have become a huge part on my sound. This double album shows who I am as much as any piece of work I have ever done.”

The album, out this Friday is already receiving rave reviews, with Rolling Stone saying, “A towering songbook, wordy and resigned, Dragonfly is the opus of Australia’s foremost progenitor of, and innovator in, the country-roots fold” in their 4 star review. In their own 4 star review, The Music described first single Ain’t No Little Girl as “gratifyingly dramatic…all the while supported in its rises and falls by magnificently sobbing keys”.

Kasey can be seen live throughout January and February as she performs solo tour dates and tours with Bernard Fanning. In addition, Kasey will be will be appearing at the two in store events to celebrate the release of Dragonfly, all dates and details below.

KASEY CHAMBERS IN STORE APPEARANCES

Friday 20th January – Queen Street Mall, Brisbane QLD at 12:30pm

Wednesday 25th January – Tamworth Shoppingworld, Tamworth NSW at 1:00pm

SOLO DATES

Thursday February 9th – Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

Friday February 10th – Taronga Zoo, Mosman, NSW

w/ Thelma Plum

Saturday February 11th – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

Sunday February 12th – Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin, NSW

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning 

BERNARD FANNING & KASEY CHAMBERS SOONER OR LATER TOUR DATES

Thursday January 26th – West Tamworth Leagues Club, West Tamworth, NSW

Tuesday February 14th – Orange Ex Services Club, Orange, NSW

Wednesday February 15th – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW

Friday February 17th – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC

Saturday February 18th – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Sunday February 19th – Lakeside Wendouree, Ballarat, VIC

Tuesday February 21st – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

Wednesday February 22nd – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Friday February 24th – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD

Saturday February 25th – Saraton Theatre, Grafton, NSW

For all dates and ticketing details click here

Kasey Chambers Reveals Satellite Music Video

The official music video for Kasey Chambers‘ brand new track Satellite has been revealed. It was filmed at David Bromley’s beautiful property in Daylesford, Victoria, just a couple of weeks ago, and was directed by Duncan Toombs and David Bromley.

Get this track on Kasey’s new record Dragonfly out January 20 and available to pre-order now.

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Kasey is wearing: skirt @wheelsanddollbaby & @lavagirlshoppe, top @sassandbide, hair & makeup @fotinihatzis

Video directed by Duncan Toombs at The Filmery and David Bromley.

Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers announce ‘Sooner Or Later Tour’

A mutual love and respect for each other’s music has fanned the flames of friendship in and out of the studio between two of our most celebrated singer songwriters, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers, for many years. In a move that will delight fans, they are excited to announce a co-headline tour early 2017!

Regularly sharing stages, and featuring on each other’s records, Bernard co-writing, adding guitar and vocals to Golden Guitar Award winning single ‘Bittersweet’, the title track from Kasey’s 2014 LP, and Kasey laying down vocals more recently for ‘Sooner or Later’ from Bernard’s latest LP, Civil Dusk, it is a natural fit for the two to tour together.

A note from Bernard “We, Bernard Fanning and the Black Fins, do hereby declare our joy in announcing the birth of the Sooner or Later Tour with Kasey Chambers through regional Qld, NSW and Victoria.  We have been having such a ball playing on each other’s records and guesting at each other’s shows over the last ten years that we finally decided to take it on the road. Looking forward to getting to some places that I have never played in and sharing the stage with a great mate and total legend Kasey

Kasey on the Sooner or Later Tour: “Bernard and I have collaborated musically on and off over the past ten years and after being asked the question about a double tour for a long time I’m so happy to say it’s finally here! This is not just two artists being thrown together to tour but two friends who have a musical history to share-together and separately-through a night of different styles meeting in the middle. He’s my mate but I’m also his biggest fan, so touring with him in regional Australia is a career highlight for me”

You can watch a spectacular live rendition of ‘Sooner or Later’, performed by both Bernard and Kasey and filmed at Bernard’s sold out show at the stunning Palais Theatre in Melbourne HERE

With a sold out national tour behind him, Bernard was honoured to receive an ARIA last week, taking home the Best Adult Contempory Album award, for his third solo record Civil Dusk (Dew Process / UMA), part one of a two part project (the second LP Brutal Dawn is due 2017).

While Kasey’s August EP release, Ain’t No Little Girl has given fans a taste of her impending eleventh studio LP, Dragonfly, a double album that sees her collaborating with Australian music legend Paul Kelly in the producer’s chair for one session, and Nash Chambers producing the other, due for release January 20th, 2017 (Warner Music).

Don’t miss two of Australia’s most lauded and loved singer songwriters on their Sooner or Later Tour, January and February 2017!

Tix on sale 9am Friday December 2nd head to soonerorlatertour.com for details.

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TWILIGHT AT TARONGA 2017 KASEY PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCED

Kasey Chambers announces her debut at Twilight at Taronga, with support from Thelma Plum.

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Performing songs from her newly released EP Ain’t No Little Girl and forthcoming tenth album Dragonfly, Kasey’s live shows can often be interpreted as story-telling, showcasing the talents of an artist who has 11 ARIA Awards, 22 Golden Guitar Awards, 2 Americana Music Awards Nominations and 10 APRA Awards under her belt, holding the record for the highest awarded solo APRA Songwriter in Australia across 10 studio albums.

Tickets on sale 9am (AEST) Tuesday 25 October from twilightattaronga.org.au 

KASEY SET TO PLAY REGIONAL NSW THIS NOVEMBER + DECEMBER!

November and December will see Kasey make her way around regional NSW . Performing The Captain to Barricades to Ain’t No Little Girl and lots in between! With special guests Eagle & The Wolf. Tickets on sale now!

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KASEY ANNOUNCES NEW EP AIN’T NO LITTLE GIRL OUT THIS AUGUST AND NEW ALBUM DRAGONFLY OUT 2017

Kasey has announced the release of her EP Ain’t No Little Girl, out August 26. The first two tracks were produced by Australian music song-smith Paul Kelly, whilst the final two tracks are from The Foggy Mountain Sessions and were produced by Kasey’s brother, Nash Chambers. The EP includes the lead single Ain’t No Little Girl and track If We Had A Child with Keith Urban, along with two other tracks which will be exclusive to the EP. The double disc will be launched and premiered during Kasey’s performance at The Gympie Muster on the 26th of August and is available to pre-order now.

Ain’t No Little Girl showcases the talents of an artist who has 11 ARIA Awards, 22 Golden Guitar Awards, 2 Americana Music Awards Nominations and 10 APRA Awards under her belt, holding the record for the highest awarded solo APRA Songwriter in Australia across 10 studio albums.

Not content with announcing the release of her EP, today Kasey Chambers has also announced her next studio album Dragonfly, will be delivered January 20 2017. Both the album and EP feature cover artwork designed by iconic Australian artist David Bromley and comes in two parts over two CDs.

NEW EP AIN’T NO LITTLE GIRL

 

 

KASEY TO PLAY HEADLINE SHOW THIS TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

KC - LIVE PRESS SHOTTamworth Country Music Festival just wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by Kasey, and this year sees her set to play her ONLY HEADLINE SHOW at Wests Tamworth Leagues Club!

On another note, Kasey alongside her dad, Bill Chambers – under the moniker Foggy Mountain Jam – will present a tribute and benefit concert for good friend Audrey Auld Mezera. The Foggy Mountain Jam is proud to celebrate the life and music of the late, Audrey, who passed away late last year.

In the usual “Foggy Mountain Jam” style, numerous artists, friends and musicians will come together and “jam” songs they often rarely play or sing. This always creates a mountain of fun, with special versions of amazing songs.

In addition to this great music “get-together”, the Foggy Mountain Jam is raising funds through ticket sales and raffles to help with the substantial medical costs that have been incurred since her passing.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased in the TOUR DATES section of the site.

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KASEY CHAMBERS ‘BITTERSWEET TOUR’….continued

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Fresh from her “triumphant” US Tour in August and the success of her first solo album in 4 years, Australian singer, song writer and story teller Kasey Chambers takes her Bittersweet Tour back out on the road in regional Australia for her last shows of the year. The tour is especially sweet as Chambers has this year undergone and made a full recovery from vocal surgery. Audiences and reviewers of the recent US tour have commented that she is in better voice than ever before in her illustrious career.

Kasey will perform songs from Bittersweet, the album that has won her the 2014 ARIA Award for Best Country Album and a swag of Tamworth Golden Guitar awards, as well as play all the classic Kasey tunes that have made her one of the most loved Australian touring artists of the last decade and showcase a few brand new tracks that got standing ovations throughout the US recently.

Kasey’s tenth studio album and first solo record in four years, Bittersweet was produced by Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Powderfinger, The Living End) and is something of a departure for Kasey from the ‘expected’. “I wanted to have an experience making a record that I had never had before. I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted to be excited”, she says.

The album and her live performances have been critically acclaimed both here and in the US, garnering outstanding reviews. The Huffington Post headline shouted, “Kasey Chambers, Best Americana Singer-Songwriter Since Lucinda, Nears End of Triumphant U.S. Tour” and described her performance as “……her near-delirious joy in singing to us was matched by the effusive standing ovations she received from the audience.”

AllMusic says of the album, “Bittersweet is a strong, satisfying album from one of the best and most distinctive singer/songwriters of her day, and this confirms she can move in any number of different directions and still offer her listeners something remarkable.”

Harry Hookey will be joining Kasey after a year of relentless gigging that has seen him playing shows and festivals from one end of Australia to the other (literally), throughout Europe and Cuba! His debut album ‘Misdiagnosed’ was nominated for an ARIA for Best Blues & Roots album and he won the International Songwriter award for the title track in 2014. He recently supported the UK’s Jamie Lawson on a national tour and is in the studio recording his 2nd album, due out in 2016.

KASEY CHAMBERS ‘BITTERSWEET TOUR’

Thursday 12th November 2015 – Westside Performing Arts Centre, Mooroonpa VIC
Friday 13th November 2015 – York on Lilydale, Lilydale VIC
Saturday 14th November 2015 – Capital Entertainment Centre, Bendigo VIC
Friday 20th November 2015 – Entertainment & Convention Centre, Devonport TAS
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Country Club, Launceston TAS
Sunday 22nd November 2015 – Wrest Point, Hobart TAS
Thursday 26th November 2015 – Dapto Leagues Club, Dapto NSW
Friday 27th November 2015 – Katoomba RSL, Katoomba NSW
Thursday 3rd December 2015 – Hallam Hotel, Hallam VIC
Friday 4th December 2015 – Gateway Hotel, Geelong VIC
Saturday 5th December 2015 – Capital entertainment Centre, Wonthaggi VIC

News Limited caught up with Kasey for a heart to heart – read the article HERE

Bittersweet Set For US Release

Fifteen years after the U.S. release of Kasey’s award-winning solo debut, The Captain, the Australian singer-songwriter will issue Bittersweet, her tenth studio album and first solo record since 2010’s Little Bird. Produced by Nick DiDia, known for his work with Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and the Wallflowers,  the LP will be released July 24th via the Rounder Label Group.

To support the U.S. release of Bittersweet, Chambers will embark on a two-week tour, kicking off July 29th in San Francisco. She’ll also make stops in Nashville, Atlanta, Boston and New York City.

Upcoming US Tour Dates

July 29 — San Francisco, the Chapel
July 31 — Portland, Oregon, Aladdin Theater
August 1 — Seattle, Tractor Tavern
August 4 — Nashville, City Winery
August 5 — Atlanta, Variety Playhouse
August 6 —Alexandria, Virginia, the Birchmere
August 7 — New York City, City Winery
August 8 — New York City, Americana Music Association at Lincoln Center
August 9 — Boston, the Sinclair
August 11 — Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Ark
August 12 — Evanston, Illinois, Space
August 13 — Minneapolis, Cedar Cultural Center
August 14 — Lyon, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 15 — Los Angeles, El Rey Theatre